Former Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke Facing Up to 40 Years In Prison After Pleading Guilty To Federal Drug Charges


One of the men who helped start Roc-A-Fella Records along with Dame Dash and Jay-Z could be spending the next 40 years in a federal prison.


Kareem “Biggs” Burke pleaded guilty Thursday [March 15] to a single federal count of conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute more than 100 kilos of weed according to

He entered the plea in Manhattan before U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain.

Burke was nabbed after an 18-month investigation dubbed "Operation Green Venom." He, along with 50 others who were also arrested, was involved in a massive drug smuggling ring that distributed weed from Florida to New York.

The ring supplied the drugs to customers in New Jersey and New York.

Burke faces a minimum of five years in prison and up to a maximum 40 years when he is sentenced May 18. He also has to give up $660,000, his home, $15,000 in cash that was seized from his home when he was arrested in 2010, and his 2010 BMW.


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Comment by richard allan on March 16, 2012 at 12:04pm
it's not cause it just weed. it's because people sell it and make money tax free. that's what it's all about people TAX. Just like the mafia, you gotta pay the DON. when you don't pay, you're made an example of in front of your peers, friends and fam. No mercy. Welcome to the Nu America. Technology and money is your governments God and if you don't fall somewhere in that hierarchy then you're just food for the prison system to swallow.
Comment by Andre Whyte on March 16, 2012 at 12:02pm
As much as it for weed its for operating a business without proper registration and not paying taxes for millions of dollars. You can't open a store without registering your company.
Comment by top 3 = Ross/Banks/Kiss on March 16, 2012 at 11:55am
this is whats wrong with this country (weed) !!! what about alcohol that kills so many ? plz vote for Ron Paul !!!!!!!!!!
Comment by KelleyKel09 on March 16, 2012 at 11:26am
really? for weed? the s*** that grows wild in some places?
Comment by NATE \m/ (-_-) \m/ on March 16, 2012 at 10:48am
looks like someone took the fall like jay-z didnt know anything about it too
Comment by marcus on March 16, 2012 at 10:34am
40 years for drugs?¿? c'mon man, thats f***** up
Comment by Mr.Boogz on March 16, 2012 at 10:12am
Where do u ppl get ur info from. Under a plea deal dude will only serve 5 to 6 years and forfeit Cash, his House and a BMW.
Comment by Andre Whyte on March 16, 2012 at 9:57am
Jay-z this, Jay-Z that. Jay-z won't hold my hand anymore. Jay-z ain't give me no money. In Jay-z news. Get off Jay-z dik.
Comment by KEIZER SOZE on March 16, 2012 at 9:37am
Comment by phucker jenkins on March 16, 2012 at 9:09am
You c**********s kill me with that crab in the barrell s***! Jay-Z woulda, coulda, shoulda did this that or the other! These ain't his kids, they grown a** men! That's what's wrong with n*****, always thinking the world owes you something! Maybe Jay left these cats in the wind BECAUSE they were doing dumb s*** like this!!!

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